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All of the Dead


Published 2000


The World's First LEGO® Video Nasty!

I can't remember why we decided to make a LEGO horror movie, but some time in 1999 myself, (Tim Drage), and my friend and partner in brickfilm crime Tony Mines, did. I think we were inspired mainly by the aquisition of a LEGO skeleton figure and by the increasing levels of violence and evil in the supposedly war-toy-free LEGO range. So we customised some minifigs, built a rudimentary graveyard from plasticine and card, and using my trusty Super-8 Cine camera and some lovely monochrome stock I had recently purchased, began filming indiscriminitely. We animated heedless of such niceties as continuity, making sense or getting the shots in focus. There was some vague semblance of a plot in which explorers discover an ancient thingy which makes the dead rise from their graves, followed by random violence and intertextual references. It's quite a broad and vague parody encompassing horror genres including silent movies, 60's-70's indie horror, 80's gore, and 90's stupididy.

We shot various footage intermittently whenever we got round to it, and in August 2000 we finally managed to edit together something loosely resembling a movie. It was one of the first few brickfilms on the internet.

For more on the making of the film, and images, please visit www.spiteyourface.com/dead/

The AVI version of the movie is fullscreen PAL. The mov version is tiny. Realmedia and MPEG-4 are of medium size and quality.

We've since gone on to produce many far more professional and in-focus films which can be seen on our website: www.spiteyourface.com

PLEASE NOTE: Although the film ends with 'to be continued', it will almost certainly NOT be continued! So don't hold your breath, and more importantly don't pester us for a sequel.

WARNING! All of the Dead contains images of shockingly graphic and realistic, out-of-focus, extreme, stupid Lego violence and is thus unsuitable for young children or the humourless.

All of the Dead; The Ultimate Experience in Gruelling Inconsistency is copyright 2000 Tim Drage/Tony Mines/Spite Your Face Productions Ltd. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this work.

Do not host online, redistribute, broadcast or publicly display the film or include it in any kind of commercial project without express permission from Spite Your Face Productions Ltd.


Run time 1:47
Producer Tim Drage & Tony Mines
Production Company Spite Your Face Productions Ltd.
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Contact Information info@spiteyourface.com

Credits

Directed, produced, shot (badly), animated, improvised, edited, soundtracked and generally made by Tony Mines and Tim Drage.

Title card graphics by Chi Mason.

Copyright Spite Your Face Productions Ltd. 2000

Reviews

Reviewer: tracey pooh - - February 17, 2009
Subject: unbelievably good
and we thought the music was *fantastic*!

*please* make more!!

--tracey, penchant for zombie films of any sort...
Reviewer: Trashed_Tapes - - February 6, 2009
Subject: RE-TARD!!
"Do not host online, redistribute, broadcast or publicly display the film or include it in any kind of commercial project without express permission from Spite Your Face Productions Ltd."

Was just wanting to know if I could get you to give the archives the right to host online/broadcast this film. I ask so I can find out if I want to download it. As downloading is not on the above list I assume its ok to download this film?

BTW, pissoff! If you want nothing done with your films then don't post them here, its just RE-TARDed

I left no rating as I will have to wait for the archives to get permission to broadcast, then I'll watch it and tell you what I really think..
Stu-id
Reviewer: Andrew Anthony Sylvester - - January 23, 2005
Subject: Really Great; Wish There Were More Like It
This and Spite Your Face's One: A Space Odyssey were the first two LEGO films I had ever seen. I don't even remember how I came across them originally, but it's good to see them in the archive where they're sure to get a lot more well-deserved attention. I'm not sure why there aren't more horror-oriented Brick Films, but I guess it would be hard to top this one anyway. Special effects, a spooky score, and a variety of classic horror figures -- I love it! Make sure you download the full version so you don't miss any of the little details that compression and low resolution tends to wash out. Trust me, it's worth it.
Reviewer: Andrew Anthony Sylvester - - January 23, 2005
Subject: Really Great; Wish There Were More Like It
This and Spite Your Face's One: A Space Odyssey were the first two LEGO films I had ever seen. I don't even remember how I came across them originally, but it's good to see them in the Archive where they're sure to get a lot more well-deserved attention. I'm not sure why there aren't more horror-oriented Brick Films, but I guess it would be hard to top this one anyway. Special effects, a spooky score, and a variety of classic horror figures -- I love it! Make sure you download the full version so you don't miss any of the little details that compression and low resolution tend to wash out. Trust me, it's worth it.
Reviewer: Skip Wilson - - April 16, 2004
Subject: I want More of the Dead!!!
This is a classic Brick Film!!!! Proudly proclaimed and proudly deserved the First Lego Video Nasty. Made by possibly 2 of the most talented lego animators right now. Every second of this film is a joy. I first saw this movie about 2-3 years ago and still every time I watch it gets better and better!
Reviewer: Kluf - - April 14, 2004
Subject: Great Splattermovie!!
Well, it's a weird short movie. The picture looks like a film that was shot in the 1920s and there is a atmosphere you think of an old mummy or dracula movie.
Also, the groe effects are great.
Well, I give it only 4 stars becuase the music is really bad. It sounds like someone falling over a church organ.
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